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Character traits God loves and hates

UCGia Bible Insights February 20 2020

Character traits God loves and hates

The book of Proverbs is very clear about the human character traits of which God approves and disapproves.
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Matthew 28:19 and the Trinity?

UCGia Bible Insights February 13 2020

Matthew 28:19 and the Trinity?

The claim that Matthew 28:19 establishes the doctrine of the Trinity as one God in three persons goes far beyond the actual words of the verse.
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Valentine's Day - February 14
Inset: 'Lupercalia' by Andrea Camassei [Public domain, commons.wikimedia.org]

UCGia Bible Insights February 6 2020

Valentine's Day - February 14

Discover the history of the observance of Valentine's Day and determine if it is really a Christian celebration.
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Where did the symbol of the cross originate?

UCGia Bible Insights January 23 2020

Where did the symbol of the cross originate?

The symbol of the cross predates Christianity, and has its roots in ancient religious worship.
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Renewing your mind

UCG-AU Bible Insights January 16 2020

Renewing your mind

We were made in such a way that the presence of God’s Spirit can change the way we think and act, if we turn to God for redemption and salvation.
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Observing the sabbath

UCGia Bible Insights January 9 2020

Observing the sabbath

The Sabbath is a day for restful activities that complement a close relationship with God.
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Two questions for a disciple

UCGia Bible Insights January 2 2020

Two questions for a disciple

The two questions Christ asked the Apostle Peter are to be considered and answered by all Christians.
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The real nativity story
A typical nativity scene includes a number of features that are unbiblical.

UCGia Bible Insights December 12 2019

The real nativity story

The biblical accounts of Jesus Christ's birth present some surprising differences from popular ideas and traditions.
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Celebrating Christmas: Does it matter?

UCGia Bible Insights December 5 2019

Celebrating Christmas: Does it matter?

It's nearly Christmas time again and most Christians take part in the celebration knowing it's pagan roots. Is this something we should be concerned about?
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Is the spirit world real?
Even though we cannot see it, the spirit world is very real.

UCGia Bible Insights November 28 2019

Is the spirit world real?

As followers of Jesus Christ, what should our perspective be towards the reality of the spirit world and its influence in our lives?
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A young adult's guide to life
Portion of painting by Sir Edward John Poynter, "The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon"

UCGia Bible Insights November 14 2019

A young adult's guide to life

The book of Ecclesiastes, written by King Solomon, contains powerful advice to help us avoid the pitfalls of life.
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My almost huge mistake

UCGia Bible Insights October 31 2019

My almost huge mistake

Marriage is one of the most important decisions of our life and the right partner should share our spiritual journey and goals.
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Lessons from the Parable of the Talents
To the first servant he gave five talents to manage. A talent was a lot of money, worth around a million dollars today. (Photo: www.LumoProject.com)

UCGia Bible Insights October 24 2019

Lessons from the Parable of the Talents

The parables of the pounds and talents teach us to examine our lives both physically and spiritually.
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What happens to me when I die?

UCGia Bible Insights February 13 2020

What happens to me when I die?

Dying is an inevitable part of human life. The Bible reveals God's plan for all humanity that has ever lived, but it may not coincide with what you have been taught.
Watch 28:26 Listen Read
The importance of modest attire

UCGia Bible Insights February 6 2020

The importance of modest attire

It’s wise to dress in styles consistent with one’s culture, but Christians should make very modest choices within that range of styles.
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Forgiving others

UCGia Bible Insights January 23 2020

Forgiving others

We cannot expect God to forgive our sins if we are not prepared to forgive those who offend or hurt us.
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Changes to Christianity

UCGia Bible Insights January 16 2020

Changes to Christianity

Christianity changed forever when pagan practices were introduced during the early centuries of the New Testament Church.
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Prayer and your spiritual growth

UCGia Bible Insights January 16 2020

Prayer and your spiritual growth

As Christians, we all want God to draw close to and relate to us, but how much time and effort do we spend in relating to God and learning about Him?
Watch 28:30 Listen Read
Resisting sexual temptation

UCGia Bible Insights January 9 2020

Resisting sexual temptation

The brazen misuse of sex saturates modern society, but Christians are urged to be shining examples in spite of the temptations of everyday life.
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Passing your faith onto your children

UCGia Bible Insights January 2 2020

Passing your faith onto your children

Parents have a responsibility to teach their children about God and His Word and there are some proven, effective strategies to accomplish this.
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Christianity: Is it the one true religion?

UCGia Bible Insights December 12 2019

Christianity: Is it the one true religion?

The Bible claims Christianity is the one true religion and this can also be confirmed from other objective sources.
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Give yourself a spiritual X-ray

UCGia Bible Insights December 5 2019

Give yourself a spiritual X-ray

The things we think about are often revealed by what we say, especially when our guard is down.
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He got on the boat anyway
When Paul’s travelling companions and the local believers heard what awaited Paul, they begged him not to go on to Jerusalem. (Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org)

UCGia Bible Insights November 21 2019

He got on the boat anyway

Life is about choices. Perhaps none is so great as whom we will ultimately serve—God or ourselves. Let's take a look at the example of the Apostle Paul.
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Why be baptised?
The biblical practice of full immersion water baptism symbolises in one act, death, burial, and resurrection to a new life.

UCGia Bible Insights November 14 2019

Why be baptised?

Water baptism is one of Christianity’s most ancient practices and a crucial, life-changing decision for those who wish to follow God.
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Can you spot a counterfeit?

UCGia Bible Insights October 31 2019

Can you spot a counterfeit?

Spotting counterfeits, whether it is in the art world or false biblical teachings, takes dedication and commitment.
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